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Any idea why sometimes I cannot share somebody else's status on Facebook? We are friends and some of their statuses I cannot share because the 'share' link is missing under their status.

It looks I can share whatever she shared but not her own updates.

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I would assume that this feature is restricted only to links and not status messages, as documented in the Facebook help pages

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OK, it looks like I can share status updates if they are 'shared with public' by the one who post it. If the permission is with friends the share link is missing. – Radek Aug 12 '12 at 22:47

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